Weave vs Natural: The Debate

Posted March 15, 2013 in Beauty, Black hair, Events, Hair Health, Hairstyles, Natural hair, Relaxed hair, Surveys, Weave - 1 comment

For centuries, women of colour have been told that their hair in its natural state isn’t good enough. There have been unwritten rules, says Natalie Clue from @beautypulse_ldn that women have been conforming to for years. Without straightened hair or  a weave, the dreaded interview hairstyle causes many a sleepless night. No dread pun intended.

A fabulous panel got together over the weekend of Women of The World at Southbank to discuss just this. Keysha Davis, editor of Blackhair magazine, journalist and writer Funmi Fetto, journalist Eva Simpson and blogger Natalie Clue (Beauty Pulse London). Chaired by Hannah Pool, The Guardian’s Beauty Editor and the author of The New Black, the first black beauty coloum in a UK national newspaper.


Does the catchphrase #goodhair make your toes curl?

Has your hair journey  been a long and painful one?

Is the afro still thought of as political?

Do we judge black women by whether or not they straighten their hair?

Does Michelle Obama’s hair matter? Would it matter more if she went natural?

Would you let a curious stranger feel your hair? Is it different if it’s a black person who asks to touch your hair?

These amazing ladies cover all these subjects and more, well worth a watch and so we wanted to share…


Watch the video here and more info here.

And don’t forget to vote in our poll…Would you go for an interview with natural hair?



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March 17, 2013
'Good hair' in my opinion is clean hair! Because dirty hair is truly bad hair. And no Michele Obama is more than just her hair. She should not change her hair just to make a statement. I am sure that the strong woman that she is can make the decision that she feels is best for her.

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